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Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped-up cloud services

Better performance is promised for applications that need fast GPUs or storage

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IT's cloud security concerns do not correlate to actual failures

Yet another research report highlights IT fears, but don't confuse security concerns with security failures

Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft has tapped Zend's Z-Ray for advanced PHP analysis

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Microsoft Nano Server and the future of devops

Lightweight operating systems like Nano Server and CoreOS provide an important piece of the platform for the fully programmable cloud infrastructure of tomorrow

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Google patent envisions cloud control of an army of robots

Google received a U.S. patent this week for technology that would enable it to use the cloud to control an army of robots.

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3 key focuses for a successful Windows admin career

Microsoft-centric IT pros can remain in the thick of the jobs action by digging deep into these three areas

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IBM launches Watson Health global analytics cloud

New business unit will offer cloud-based access to its Watson supercomputer for analyzing healthcare data

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How PayPal beats the bad guys with machine learning

As big cloud players roll out machine learning tools to developers, Dr. Hui Wang of PayPal offers a peek at some of the most advanced work in the field

The cloud scores NIH approval for gene research

Researchers' outcry convinced the federal medical research agency to reverse course and let them take advantage of the cloud

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Review: Adobe Acrobat polishes its act

New version greatly improves PDF editability and mobile support, while introducing handy cloud-based document signing and management

Microsoft gives more organizations access to apps from Azure Marketplace

Enterprises can now buy tools and applications in the Azure store via Microsoft partners

Management is the key to effective cloud deployment

Although it's easier to focus on the sexier aspects of cloud computing, long-term operational health should be a core consideration

Make sense of cloud service brokers

CSBs help you manage your mix of public and private clouds, but their capabilities vary widely

IBM joins race to upgrade Webmail interface with Verse

IBM aims to eliminate clutter and understand the user's needs with its Verse Web interface for email

Oracle bolsters Marketing Cloud to show the big picture of customer data

New features aim to offer a more holistic view of customers, even as they switch devices and channels

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First look: Microsoft's Azure App Services sweeten cloud development

Polished integration of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services is a big step forward for cloud-oriented developers

Tanium's fast-acting endpoint management tool grows up

A new version of the endpoint management tool will be able to handle enterprises with millions of clients

Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs

One of the new features allows IT pros to disable the ability to print, donwload, and copy certain files

Google Cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year

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